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Is Travel Safe During the Pandemic This Holiday Season?

Is Travel Safe During the Pandemic This Holiday Season?

Nov 23, 2021

Holiday travel can be safe if you're fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but officials say people who haven't gotten the shots should delay travel.

How COVID Shots for Kids Help Prevent Dangerous New Variants

How COVID Shots for Kids Help Prevent Dangerous New Variants

By Laura Ungar | Nov 23, 2021

Vaccinating kids against COVID-19 also means reducing silent spread, since most have no or mild symptoms.

WHO Europe Warns of Possible Surge in COVID Deaths

WHO Europe Warns of Possible Surge in COVID Deaths

Nov 23, 2021

WHO Europe's projections show the 53-country region could face another 700,000 COVID-related deaths by spring.

Why You Can't Find Cheap At-Home Covid Tests

Why You Can't Find Cheap At-Home Covid Tests

By Rachana Pradhan, Hannah Norman | Nov 22, 2021

The U.S. produced covid-19 vaccines in record time, but, nearly two years into the pandemic, consumers have few options for cheap tests that quickly screen for infection.

New Hurdle for COVID-19 Home Testing — the Holiday Season

New Hurdle for COVID-19 Home Testing — the Holiday Season

By Matthew Perrone | Nov 22, 2021

Millions more home tests for COVID-19 are hitting store shelves, but will there be enough for Americans hoping to screen themselves before holiday gatherings?

COVID Booster Shots Now Available for US Adults

COVID Booster Shots Now Available for US Adults

By Matthew Perrone | Nov 19, 2021

FDA officials authorized extra shots of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for all adults.

Why Can't Some COVID-19 Vaccinated People Travel to the US?

Why Can't Some COVID-19 Vaccinated People Travel to the US?

By Victoria Milko | Nov 18, 2021

Some travelers might not be vaccinated with shots recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization.

COVID Cases Surge in Michigan and Minnesota Hot Spots

COVID Cases Surge in Michigan and Minnesota Hot Spots

By Ed White | Nov 17, 2021

Michigan and Minnesota hospitals have reported a wave of COVID-19 patients not seen in months as beds were filled with unvaccinated people.

WHO: Europe is Only Region with Increasing COVID Deaths

WHO: Europe is Only Region with Increasing COVID Deaths

Nov 17, 2021

The World Health Organization says coronavirus deaths in Europe rose 5% in the last week.

New Study Reveals the Short-Term Effects of Coffee, Both Good and Bad

New Study Reveals the Short-Term Effects of Coffee, Both Good and Bad

By American Heart Association | Nov 16, 2021

Caffeinated coffee may come with a blend of short-term benefits and harms, according to a study that monitored its health effects in real time.

Pfizer Agrees to Let Other Companies Make Its COVID Pill

Pfizer Agrees to Let Other Companies Make Its COVID Pill

By Maria Cheng | Nov 16, 2021

Pfizer has signed a deal to allow other manufacturers to make its experimental COVID-19 pill.

Live Performers Find Red COVID State Rules a Tough Act to Follow

Live Performers Find Red COVID State Rules a Tough Act to Follow

By Bruce Alpert | Nov 15, 2021

Performers are coming up with creative ways to make sure the show goes on safely in states that ban venues from imposing vaccine or mask requirements.

Alzheimer's Drug Cited as Medicare Premium Jumps by $21.60

Alzheimer's Drug Cited as Medicare Premium Jumps by $21.60

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Nov 13, 2021

Medicare's "Part B" outpatient premium will jump by $21.60 a month in 2022, one of the largest increases ever. Officials said Friday a new Alzheimer's drug is responsible for about half of that.

Not Out of the Woods: COVID Cases Rising in Western Europe

Not Out of the Woods: COVID Cases Rising in Western Europe

By Mike Corder | Nov 12, 2021

COVID infections are again sweeping across parts of Western Europe, a region with relatively high vaccination rates and good health care systems.

Can At-Home COVID Tests Make Holiday Gatherings Safer?

Can At-Home COVID Tests Make Holiday Gatherings Safer?

By Carla K. Johnson | Nov 12, 2021

Combined with vaccination, home test kits for COVID-19 can add a layer of safety and reassurance by providing on-the-spot results during this second year of pandemic holidays.

Strong' Start to Kids Vaccine Campaign, but Challenges Loom

Strong' Start to Kids Vaccine Campaign, but Challenges Loom

By Zeke Miller and Mike Stobbe | Nov 11, 2021

The campaign to vaccinate elementary school age children in the U.S. is off to a strong start, health officials said Wednesday, but experts say there are signs that it will be difficult to sustain the initial momentum.

Discontinuation of Puberty Blocker Drug Troublesome for Young Gender Dysphoria Patients

Discontinuation of Puberty Blocker Drug Troublesome for Young Gender Dysphoria Patients

By Sydney Lupkin, NPR News | Nov 10, 2021

The discontinuation of puberty-blocking drug Vantas may make it more difficult and cost-prohibitive for young patients suffering from gender dysphoria to receive treatment.

American Heart Association Names 'Balance' as Key Word for Healthy Eating Habits

American Heart Association Names 'Balance' as Key Word for Healthy Eating Habits

By Michael Merschel, American Heart Association News | Nov 9, 2021

The latest word on heart-healthy eating is "balance." A new report encourages people to think of broad eating habits instead of narrowly focusing on single foods.

Watch: TikTok Star Corey O'Brien on the Power of Community

Watch: TikTok Star Corey O'Brien on the Power of Community

SPONSORED CONTENT | Nov 8, 2021

TikTok star Corey O'Brien shares tools he uses to stay sober and maintain a healthy relationship with boyfriend Ryan Russell.

Does the UK's Plan to Allow 'Consensual' Conversion Therapy Undermine Its Proposed Ban?

Does the UK's Plan to Allow 'Consensual' Conversion Therapy Undermine Its Proposed Ban?

Nov 8, 2021

The UK government is moving toward a ban on "conversion therapy," but will allowed cases involving "consenting" adults undermine the law?

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